Officer Involved Shooting – Supervisor/Management Responsibility – Whittier

December 12 - 14, 2017   |   Whittier, CA

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11515 Colima Road – Building K-1
Whittier, CA 90604
*Park in the unsecured lot off Telegraph Road **Do Not Park in any RESERVED spaces.

Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

9100-10780-17-002, Plan III

Course Description

What you will learn:
Legal Aspects:
Current Public Perceptions
Criminal/Administrative Investigations
Case Law
Risk Management Issues

Media Relations:
Controlling the Flow of Information
Press Releases
Managing Media at the Scene
Public Perception
Information Dissemination

Investigative Steps:
The expanded investigative session covers all aspects of a use of force investigation to include controversial issues such as whether or not to allow the involved officer(s) to view video, and voluntary vs. compelled statements. Primary focuses include:
Duties of the on-scene supervisor
Incident command
Duties of the lead investigator
Pre/post education and training for your department

Psychological & Physiological Effects


   Paul Belli

Sergeant Paul Belli has been with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department since 1998. In his tenure with the department, Sergeant Belli has served assignments as patrol officer, field training officer, high impact motor officer, firearms instructor, and EVOC instructor. Upon his selection to detectives in 2008 Sergeant Belli was assigned to the Sexual Assault and Elder Abuse Bureau before being selected to join the Homicide Bureau where he was assigned for 6 years. Sergeant Belli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from CSU Sacramento and two Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations certificates in Homicide and Narcotics investigations. Sergeant Belli is a Homicide Bureau supervisor, a California POST instructor for the Officer Involved Shooting investigations course, and the president of the International Homicide Investigators’ Association.

   Deb Silveria

Deb Silveria Ph.D. is both a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1993. She has a private practice in Costa Mesa, with a focus in trauma and grief counseling. She is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trainer for the EMDR Trauma Recovery Network.  She is a member of the Counseling Team International, an EAP  that has over 100 contracts for counseling, employment testing, training, and CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) with Law Enforcement, District Attorney’s Offices, Federal Air Marshals, Border Patrol, and Fire Departments, at the federal, state, and local levels.

   John McGinness

John McGinness retired as Sheriff in December 2010, after 31 years experience with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.  He served in every service area of the Department, and was a highly decorated veteran with a background in many high profile assignments. John served for many years as a member of the Sheriff’s Motorcycle Detail where he was a training officer and team leader.  He served as a CSI investigator, homicide detective and department spokesman.  John promoted through the ranks and ultimately commanded the Centralized Investigation Division until he was appointed Undersheriff in March of 2001.  John served as Undersheriff until elected Sheriff in 2006. John McGinness holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Public Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration from the California State University, Long Beach, and is a graduate of the prestigious West Point Leadership Institute.

Bruce Praet - new Bruce Praet

Bruce Praet spent ten years as a police officer in Orange County working patrol, detectives and K9. After finishing law school, Bruce started as Assistant General Counsel at the Los Angeles Police Protective League. In 1987, he was a founding partner in the Orange County law firm of Ferguson, Praet & Sherman where he continues to specialize in defending officer involved shootings, K9 liability, pursuits and use of force cases for agencies and officers across the state in federal court. In 1998, Bruce and Gordon Graham founded Lexipol which continues to provide state-of-the-art customized policies for over 90% of law enforcement in California and more than 3000 agencies across the nation. Bruce also continues to serve on various POST committees and teach POST courses in K9 liability, Officer Involved Shootings, Internal Affairs and Executive Development.


Who Should Attend:


Fees and Registration: $226.00

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Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $15 administrative fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations received 15 days or less prior to the start date of the course. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

*Registration Policy:

CPOA will not register anyone for a class unless payment has been received in full. If you are not able to provide payment with registration you may provide a credit card to hold the seat. However, all students must be paid in full 10 days prior to the class. If payment is not received and a card has been given to hold the seat, it will be charged.